U.S. Department of Labor
United States Department of Labor FY 2001 Annual Performance Plan

Strategic Goal 1 - Prepared Workforce -- Enhanced Opportunities for America's Workforce

Outcome Goal 1.1 -- Increase employment, earnings, and assistance
FY 2001 Performance Goals
  1. Of those Welfare-to-Work (WtW) participants placed in unsubsidized employment, 66% will remain in the workforce for six months with 6% average earnings increase by the second consecutive quarter following placement
  2. In Program Year 2001, of those registered under the WIA adult program, 78% will be employed in the third quarter after program exit, with increased average earnings of $3,361.
  3. In Program Year 2001, 76% of job seekers registered by the Wagner-Peyser Act funding stream will have unsubsidized jobs six months after initial entry into employment (Six Month Retention Rate).
  4. In Program Year 2001, increase by 10 percent, the total number of job openings listed with the public employment service, including both those listed with State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) and those listed directly with America's Job Bank (AJB) via the Internet.
  5. Increase by 5% the number of people with disabilities served and increase by 2 percentage points the rate of unsubsidized employment (entered employment rate) in the local Workforce Investment Area.
  6. Increase by 6% the number of newly registered female apprentices over the end of the FY 1999 baseline.
  7. In Program Year 2001, 69% of participants will be satisfied with services received from workforce investment activities.
  8. In Program Year 2001, 66% of employers will be satisfied with services received from workforce investment activities.
  9. Increase the number of women in the labor force who have greater knowledge that can assist them in improving their pay and benefits, worklife needs, and career advancement as measured by a 5 percent increase.
  10. 27% of those veterans and other eligible persons registering for public labor exchange core services will enter employment each year through assistance provided by VETS' funded staff and the Wagner-Peyser funded systems.
  11. At least 50% of those veterans and other eligible persons enrolled in Homeless Veteran Reintegration Project grants enter employment.

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Outcome Goal 1.2 - Increase the Number of Youth Making
A Successful Transition to Work
FY 2001 Performance Goals
  1. In Program Year 2001, of the 14-18 year-old youth registered under the WIA youth program, 50% will be either employed, in advanced training, post-secondary education, military service or apprenticeships in the third quarter after program exit.
  2. In Program Year 2001, of the 19-21 year-old youth registered under the WIA youth program, 75% will be employed in the third quarter after program exit.
  3. In Program Year 2001, 85% of Job Corps graduates will get jobs with entry average hourly wages of $7.25 or be enrolled in education; 70% will continue to be employed or enrolled in education six months after their initial placement date. (Placement and Retention).
  4. 1. In Program Year 2001, 50% of 14-18 year old Youth Opportunity Grant participants placed in employment, the military, advanced training , post secondary education, or apprenticeships will be retained at six months.
    2. In Program Year 2001, 60% of 19-21 year old Youth Opportunity Grant participants placed in employment will be retained in the third quarter after exit.
  5. In 25 communities, Youth Councils will build local partnerships with business, community organizations, and schools to improve opportunities for at-risk youth.
  6. 65% of Responsible Reintegration for Young Offender program graduates will get jobs, re-enroll in high school, or be enrolled in post-secondary education or training.

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Outcome Goal 1.3 - Improve the Effectiveness of Information and Analysis
on the U.S. Economy
FY 2001 Performance Goals

  1. Produce and disseminate timely, accurate, and relevant economic information.
  2. Improve the accuracy, efficiency, and relevancy of economic measures.

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Outcome Goal 2.1 Increase Compliance with Worker Protection Laws
FY 2001 Performance Goals

  1. Increase compliance with labor standards laws and regulations including young workers in nationally targeted industries. In FY 2001, increase compliance in the garment industry to 85% in San Francisco and 42% in New York City; in agricultural commodities - to 47% in onion, 80% in tomato, and 70% in the health care industry - to 62% in residential health care industry (assisted living facilities).
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  4. Increase compliance by 15 percentage points (10-15 percentage points based on years surveys are conducted) among employers, which were previous violators and the subject of repeat investigations in nationally targeted industries. In FY 2001, improve reinvestigation compliance rates in the garment industry to 90% in San Francisco and 57% New York City; in agricultural commodities - to 64% in tomato, 47% in onion, and 48% in lettuce; and in the health care industry - to 60% in residential health care (assisted living facilities).
  5. Achieve timely union reporting such that a minimum of 88% of unions with annual receipts greater than $200,000 timely file union annual financial reports for public disclosure access
  6. Increase by 2.5% (to 1,725) per year the number of closed fiduciary investigations of employee pension plans where assets are restored, prohibited transactions are corrected, participant benefits are recovered, or plan assets are protected from mismanagement and risk of future loss is reduced.
  7. Increase by 2.5% (to 340) per year the number of closed fiduciary investigations of employee health and welfare plans where assets are restored, prohibited transactions are corrected, participant benefits are recovered, or plan assets are protected from mismanagement and risk of future loss is reduced.

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Outcome Goal 2.2 Protect Worker Benefits
FY 2001 Performance Goals

  1. Unemployed workers receive fair UI benefit eligibility determinations and timely benefit payments:
    1. Increase to 26 the number of States meeting or exceeding the minimum performance criterion for benefit adjudication quality.
    2. Increase to 48 the number of States meeting or exceeding the Secretary's Standard (minimum performance criterion) for intrastate payment timeliness.
  2. Increase by 2% (to 66 million) benefit recoveries achieved through the assistance of Pension Benefit Advisors.
  3. Increase by 1% the number of workers who are covered by a pension plan sponsored by their employer, particularly women, minorities, and workers in small businesses.
  4. Return Federal employees to work following an injury as early as appropriate indicated by a 2% reduction from the FY 2000 baseline in the average number of production days lost due to disability.
  5. Produce $95 million in cumulative first-year savings (FY 1999-2001) in the FECA Program through Periodic Roll Management.
  6. In the FECA program, reduce the average annual cost for physical therapy and psychiatric services by 1% through focus reviews of services charged. (Note: This intermediate goal will assist the agency in developing strategies to reach the overall cost reduction goal. Reduction of overall average medical costs will be measured against a FY 2000 baseline.)
  7. Each area of the country will be surveyed for all four types of construction at least every three years, and the resulting Davis-Bacon wage determinations validly represent locally prevailing wages/benefits. In FY2001, complete development of all aspects of a reengineered system.
  8. Reduce processing time from 4-5 years to 3-4 years to send final, accurate benefit determinations to participants in defined benefit pension plans taken over by PBGC.

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Outcome Goal 2.3 Increase Employment and Earnings for Retrained Workers
FY 2001 Performance Goals

  1. In Program Year 2001, of those registered under the WIA dislocated worker program, 73% will be employed in the first quarter after program exit, and 83% will be employed in the third quarter after program exit with 91% of pre-dislocation earnings.
  2. Upon exit from the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) or NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance (NAFTA-TAA) programs, 73% will be employed in the third quarter after exit with 82% of the total pre-dislocation earnings.
  3. In Program Year 2001, the initial year of funding, an estimated 30 grants serving an estimated 20,000 participants will be awarded for the incumbent workers initiative.

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Outcome Goal 3.1 Reduce Workplace Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

  1. Reduce the number of mine fatalities and non-fatal injury rate to below the averagefor the previous five years.
  2. Reduce by 5% the percentage of coal dust and silica dust samples that are out of compliance for coal mines and metal and nonmetal high risk mining occupations, respectively.
  3. Reduce three of the most significant types of workplace injuries and causes of illnesses by 11% [from baseline].
  4. Reduce injuries and illnesses by 11% [from baseline] in 5 industries characterized by high-hazard workplaces.
  5. Reduce injuries and illnesses (LWDII) by 20% in at least 75,000 workplaces where an intervention is initiated.
  6. Decrease fatalities in the construction industry by 11%, [from baseline] by focusing on the four leading causes of fatalities (falls, struck-by, crushed-by, and electrocutions and electrical injuries).
  7. Reduce injuries and illnesses by 15% at work sites engaged in voluntary, cooperative relationships with DOL.

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Outcome Goal 3.2 Foster Equal Opportunity Workplaces
FY 2001 Performance Goals

  1. Federal contractors achieve equal opportunity workplaces as demonstrated by:
  2. DOL grant recipients and programs financially assisted under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) achieve equal opportunity workplaces as demonstrated by:

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Outcome Goal 3.3 Support a Greater Balance between Work and Family
FY 2001 Performance Goals

  1. The number of states with registered child care apprenticeship programs will increase to 49 and the number of new child care apprentices will increase by 20% over FY 2000.

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Outcome Goal 3.4 Reduce Exploitation of Child Labor, Strengthen the Protection of Workers' Basic Rights, and Improve Economic Opportunities for Workers
FY 2001 Performance Goals

  1. Reduce exploitative child labor by promoting international efforts and targeting focused initiatives in selected countries to include these objectives:
  2. Advance workers' protections and workplace safety in nations of the developing world to include these objectives:

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DOL Strategic Goals

Goal 1- A Prepared Workforce:
Enhance opportunities for America's workforce

Goal 2- A Secure Workforce:
Promote the economic security of workers and families

Goal 3- Quality Workplaces:
Foster quality workplaces that are safe, healthy, and fair

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2.3 DOL Strategic Goals

A Prepared Workforce: Enhance opportunities for America's workforce
A Secure Workforce: Promote the economic security of workers and families
Quality Workplaces: Foster quality workplaces that are safe, healthy, and fair.

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4.1 DOL Strategic Goal 1 -- A Prepared Workforce

DOL STRATEGIC GOAL 1:
A PREPARED WORKFORCE
Enhance opportunities for America's Workforce
OUTCOME GOALS:

Total Budgeted Amount for this Goal (in Billions):
FY 2000 - $4.9
FY 2001 - $5.6

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4.2 DOL Strategic Goal 2 -- A Secure Workforce

DOL STRATEGIC GOAL 2:
A SECURE WORKFORCE
Promote the Economic Security of Workers and Families
OUTCOME GOALS:

Total Budgeted Amount for this Goal (in Billions):
FY 2000 - $26.0
FY 2001 - $33.2

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4.3 DOL Strategic Goal 3 -- Quality Workplaces

DOL STRATEGIC GOAL 3:
QUALITY WORKPLACES
Foster Quality Workplaces that are
Safe, Healthy, and Fair
OUTCOME GOALS:

Total Budgeted Amount for this Goal (in Billions):
FY 2000 - $0.8
FY 2001 - $0.9

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Outcome Goal Financial Management: Maintain the Integrity and
Stewardship of the Department's Financial Resources
FY 2001 Performance Goals

FM1. All DOL financial systems meet the standards set in the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA) and the Government Management Reform Act (GMRA).

FM2. DOL meets all new accounting standards issued by the Federal Accounting Systems Advisory Board (FASAB) including the Managerial Cost Accounting Standard.

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Outcome Goal IT: Improve Organizational Performance and Communication
through Effective Deployment of IT Resources
FY 2001 Performance Goals

IT Increase integration of DOL IT systems and extend access to automated services.

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DOL Outcome Goal HR: Establish DOL as a Model Workplace
FY 2001 Performance Goals

HR1 Recruit, develop, and retain a highly competent and diverse workforce to support the accomplishment of the DOL mission by:

HR2 Reduce the rate of lost production days by 3.5 percent (i.e., number of days employees spend away from work due to injuries and illnesses).

HR3. Reduce the overall occurrence of injuries and illnesses for DOL employees by 5 percent, and improve the timeliness of filing injury/illness claims by 5 percent.

HR4 Major DOL program components are in compliance with applicable Civil Rights laws and regulations and achieve equal opportunity workplaces. This is accomplished by:

-- Assessing compliance and recommending corrective action, as appropriate, through reviews of two (2) DOL program components.

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Departmental Management Summary Performance Goals and Measures

Outcome Goals:
Maintain the integrity and stewardship of the Department's financial resources.

FY 2001 Performance Goals:
FM1. All DOL financial systems meet the standards set in the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA) and the Government Management Reform Act (GMRA).
FM2. DOL meets all new accounting standards issued by the Federal Accounting Systems Advisory Board (FASAB) including the Managerial Cost Accounting Standard.

Outcome Goals:
Improve
organizational
performance and
communication
through effective
deployment of IT
resources

FY 2001 Performance Goals:
IT Increase integration of DOL IT systems and extend access to automated services.

Outcome Goals:
Establish DOL as a Model Workplace

FY 2001 Performance Goals:
HR1 Recruit, develop, and retain a highly competent and diverse workforce to support the accomplishment of the DOL mission by:

HR2 Reduce the rate of lost production days by 3.5 percent (i.e., number of days employees spend away from work due to injuries and illnesses).

HR3. Reduce the overall occurrence of injuries and illnesses for DOL employees by 5 percent, and improve the timeliness of filing injury/illness claims by 5 percent.

HR4 Major DOL program components are in compliance with applicable Civil Rights laws and regulations and achieve equal opportunity workplaces. This is accomplished by:

-- Assessing compliance and recommending corrective action, as appropriate, through reviews of two (2) DOL program components.

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